This week, the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show will take place with record numbers of visitors and billions of dollars worth of boats.
This year marks the 58th year of the renowned boat show which is known as the biggest yachting event in the world. The show will bring together yacht designers, builders, brokers and owners from across the globe. Here is how you can get your hands on Fort Lauderdale Boat Show tickets.
Whether you enjoy sailing, cruising or just browsing the breathtaking boats, there will be something for everyone at this show.
The U.S. is known to do everything bigger and better and the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show is no exception. More than 1200 boats will be descending on the south Florida coast for the event, which starts 1 November. The five-day event is set to attract more than 100,000 visitors.
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The vast selection of boats that will be taking part in the show includes motor boats, sailing yachts, high performance boats, cabin cruisers, centre consoles, flats boats, trawlers, ski boats, skiffs, sportfishers, runabouts, bowriders, canoes, inflatables, catamarans, jet boats and not forgetting, magnificent super-yachts.
How to get Fort Lauderdale Boat Show tickets
1400 exhibitors will take to the waters across six marinas in Fort Lauderdale, with another 400 more on land.
Tickets can be purchased from the official Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show website. Prices start at $28 for an adult. Also, two-day tickets can be purchased for $46.
If chilling on a superyacht isn’t enough for you, and you really wanted to push the boat out, you can purchase a VIP Boat Show experience. A VIP ticket is $225 per person, per day, which includes your show ticket, a water taxi and entrance to the Windward Club. The Windward VIP Club Lounge is located in the heart of the superyacht area. It offers an open bar with gourmet food and air conditioning – in case the Florida heat gets too much!
The largest yacht showing at this year’s event is an enormous 257 ft. superyacht. This accommodates up to twelve guests, 25 crew members and will cost a staggering one million dollars per week to charter. The Yacht, built by the superb Lurssen shipyard is named TV. This is a fitting name, considering that when this is in your vicinity, you won’t be watching anything else. TV is designed by Alberto Pinto and Espen Oeino and boasts causal South Beach inspired décor. With floor to ceiling windows, 180-degree views from the master suite, a counter-current swimming pool, and helicopter pad, TV is definitely designed with luxury in mind. You can find her docked at the Pier 66 marina. Dock 501-503.
The show will feature more than $3 billion worth of boats from every major player in the marine manufacturing world.
This year should be a record year for visitor numbers, with ticket sales up 16% from last year.